tv [untitled] October 17, 2012 6:00am-6:30am EDT
if anything it was like living under thinks. accusations of lies and hypocrisy you're flung both ways as barack obama and mitt romney look heads in the penultimate debate just ahead of the presidential vote. but it made all this discussion about who won who lost the media here somehow completely ignored. another presidential candidate right outside the town hall where last night debate took place i'll be back with more in just a few moments. don't preach the singing superstar's. by russian prosecutors civil activists take offense. to. the material girl is added again and we'll tell you why madonna's latest antics just landed her in
a russian courtroom those details coming up right next to a leading european satellite provider takes iranian stations off the air as a result of the latest sanctions on tehran exposing. some free speech. plus one of the faces of the russian opposition. is brought in for questioning by the investigative committee facing charges of planning to organize mass unrest in the country. twenty four hour news live from moscow this is the with me will receive. pulling the u.s. economy back from the brink and retaliating for the killing of american diplomats took center stage during the second presidential debate of course between mitt romney and barack obama they faced off two fresh blows with less now than
a month left before the crucial vote for the white house dominants. reports now from washington. by all accounts this debate was stop. to be crucial for the president and his chances of getting reelected especially after the first debate two weeks ago when the president looked less and less competitive then governor romney this time around he was on the offensive which got the media and his supporters very excited according to television audience polls the president came out as the winner in this debate they kept arguing whose tax plan is going to add more to the country's gigantic dad true would be better at competing with china and the rest of the world in terms of economic growth and it was very it was very little on foreign policy there was one more debate coming out before the election that one specifically on foreign policy where there was one question about leave and the murder of the american ambassador there and the president did come up with a march punchline to that he said this we are going to find out who did this and
we're going to hunt them down because one of the things that i've said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with americans we go after them as far as leave yet the administration would want to present the mission of toppling qaddafi as a huge success as they had before the tragic attack this september in benghazi but now it's hard to cover up the fact that libya is very far from that success story that it's a mess with radical forces on the rise but again these debates are not about discussions they're more about who's going to deliver a better punchline who will provide for a better show essential and it says the news cycle here. entirely around the debates has been like one big reality t.v. show with all these never ending discussions on the body language of the candidates all the channels do that they invite experts to analyze the candidates smile their world body potion as they stand up where they sit down during the debate they are of course have this cardio ground with the viewers reaction to what they are saying so there is a very skilled pool of build up of excitement here which makes great reality t.v.
but it's a big question whether americans really have a choice something that has gone completely unnoticed uncovered. by the mainstream media here by this nonstop reality t.v. was the arrest the arrest of a presidential candidate in this election jule styne nominee from the green party she was arrested shortly before the debate right outside the town hall where this debate was being held that she and her running mate were protesting their exclusion from these presidential debates they were asked to leave they refused to do so and they were arrested for blocking the traffic the fact that there are other candidates in this presidential election outside these two parties very few americans know anything about that is because as jule styne told me when we sat down for an interview a few months ago they're being pushed out of the debates by those who are interested in keeping a two horse race she was referring to special interests take a listen what they really have is the support of the one percent and then they have
a propaganda campaign going on an intensive public relations and psychological warfare that's intended to convince people that they don't have any options the american system is designed to eliminate political opposition like some of the you know dictatorships that we criticize the rigged political systems in many ways the american system is also rigged but in ways that are not straightforward jule styne will be on ballots although not in all states she was also telling me how hard it is for an independent candidate to get on those ballots in the u.s. that every state has its own intricate rules centrally designed to keep it a two party race as far as the big televised presidential debates there are organized by the democratic and republican parties through the commission on presidential debates so there's not much enthusiasm on part of that commission to let a third party in but you would think the media that's somewhere between discussing
the body language of the candidates the chemistry on stage the dresses of the wives that somewhere between all those things they would mention the arrest of a presidential candidate but no it's being completely ignored. marty's gone there to kind of courting them from washington you can watch a full interview with the green party's presidential candidate jill stein that is later this hour here on our city where u.s. professor stephen zunes says the big business dependent bipartisan system offers no real choice for americans. we don't have a portion representation that we have so it's a winner take all system by state through the electoral college many people might be inclined to for example you know go for a left wing party or the green party similarly some conservatives are more libertarian bent might want to vote for the look carrying party that cetera that you print pretty much realistically anyway if the only choices are these two main
parties combined effect nor to get elected especially the president you know you need to raise millions and millions of dollars and you have twenty two of course people who have that kind of money to certainly have their own agenda and want to impact the outcome in ways that will benefit themselves but we seem to be culturally stuck in this cycle every four years of voting for the lesser evil what will change when america picks its president i mean the muslim rage working the around ty's rope pushing china and russia as occupy anger spreads the two parties still dictate will there be. a selection of clothes. or tea beginning october twenty second. hard into the altie world up there we go will start with a suicide bomb attack by the taliban the u.s. military camp it's left at least ten afghan soldiers injured in the country's east of the blast followed by indirect fire went off before the bomb i reached the
actual military facility nato officials have confirmed there were no casualties among international troops there what is that the latest in a series of intensified attacks on nato and afghan security forces by the taliban. greece is facing more protests in the country likely to be virtually paralyzed for two full days doctors lawyers engineers journalists and many other professionals will stay away from work today with a nationwide general strike do you want to stay greece is fast approaching the deadline to qualify for another vital bailout try. from its international creditors the country continues to slide deeper into recession with unemployment at an alarming rate. a u.n. commission on human rights abuses in syria says there's an increasing risk of islamist groups radicalizing the conflict but this comes as american intelligence officials recently admitted the bulk of arms flowing into syria going right into the hands of al qaeda and other islamist militias the government in damascus has
long blamed much of the violence on foreign backed quote terror groups as its forces continue to pound rebel strongholds in the country's north now according to the united nations more than twenty thousand lives have been lost on both sides since the uprising began in march of last year. well it might be a good time for madonna to check her new york post box the queen of pop's been invited back to russia though this time not to appear before her adoring fans but rather before her adoring prosecutors catherine offer points. the material girl herself is unlikely to materialize but that hasn't stopped a russian court in russia's second city of st petersburg from agreeing to hear a case of a lawsuit against her for more than ten million dollars in damages by anti-gay groups who allege they have suffered quote moral damages from a performance that she held recently in that city in august now the reason we're talking about the story today is the plaintiffs have confirmed to the media that
they have found madonna's new york city address and have sent a summons there for her to she will show up to the st petersburg court they've also sent a summons for her to a health and fitness club the hard candy club here in moscow and they're basically trying to get her into the court room again in order to share this case which alleges that madonna essentially promoted so-called homosexual propaganda during her concert there she asked people to sort of raise their hands and support and handed out t. shirts and banners and whatnot but st petersburg unlike the rest of russia had recently passed a law that bans the so-called promotion of homosexuality bisexual ism transgenderism so these groups allege that what madonna did effectively trampled on that law violated the law and supposedly psychologically damage the conscious and the feelings of the residents who were exposed to that madonna is no stranger to controversy from burning crosses in a music video in the u.s. to exposing a nipple in istanbul to speaking out picking a fight with
a national front in paris by screening a video of their leader with the swastika on her head and of course turned controversy here in russia also by speaking out in defense of the punk band group pussy riot she's no stranger to controversy the question is whether she'll actually appear in this court room and as of now especially if they don't get the summons translated it doesn't really seem likely we'll of course keep following the story for you. reporting that what i saw the call for in the program here on r t that of silencing the other side of the story in europe a leading satellite provided takes their audience stations off the air in the e.u. as a result of the latest sanctions to talk about what this could spell for freedom of speech all of that. after a very quick but. the
mighty volga that runs deep through the russian soul has provided inspiration for songs and poems and is the country's main north south artery and decades ago schumann ingenuity connected it to the don't revert to the west the vogue the dawn canal is an engineering marvel within a day a vessel can pass the canals thirteen blocks ten million tons of shipping does so every year. another concrete giant is this finished fifty years ago it's the biggest hydroelectric plant in europe empowers the local city of volgograd and sends lots more electricity to moscow the hydroelectric plant behind me is a potent example of how much the volga can provide but harnessing the river like this isn't without its cost. fishermen have been watching fish stocks for years they see the slow damage the downing of the river has done especially to russia's prized sturgeon the source of caviar put in the president of the hydroelectric
plant has done significant damage because it stopped fish swimming up river to the spawning grounds. within a year all these houses would have gone fallen into the river depending on how many of the hydroelectric plants turbines are on the water level can change suddenly and dramatically too suddenly for the banks to absorb. control of the river flow by the plant has made building on the bogus front play. a more attractive serious floods are less likely but the water that is put into the drains is taken away from the fish that need it now but lost the voice of the voters of color g. might stop being good. the first time in fifty years the rules will contain a point on maintaining biodiversity in the river we still have a chance to bring the volga back to live. meaning that the mighty vogue is treated with the respect it deserves.
moscow time this is our team with me rory sushi a prominent face of the russian opposition sort of off has been brought in for questioning by the countries and investigative committee of this off the lower enforcement. officials conducted searches of the homes of the protest leader his parents and associates this morning let's get details on this now he's a preacher all of us standing by you know what do you know today what's the latest on this story. the investigative committee have launched a criminal case into the proposed organization right it's not what we're hearing it all follows on the back of a a the second part of a documentary called the enough to me of protest that was shown on television here in russia now in the documentary we see. speaking with
a georgian citizen who has very close ties to the government's him. after the investigative committee had looked at the facts and checked the circumstances that are shown in that documentary they decided to carry out the searches on the home of mr also some of those people close to him as well following that he's been brought in for questioning. in this documentary we see i say we see mr speaking with a prominent georgian citizen. no himself has said that he was consulting people from georgia concerning funding for his political party left front however he denies that he ever spoke to anybody concerning the organization of demonstrations all signs that it's being investigated at the moment and it isn't the first time. a brush with authorities in two thousand and eleven on the same day is the parliamentary elections here in russia in december of two thousand
and eleven he was detained by police on a a minor public order offense but this investigation it'll be ongoing for a little while now to find out just what was contained in not just what was going on in that documentary that we've we've seen on russian television and it's worth noting that the charges that could be brought against adults or boy any of his. associates could bring with them a potential jail term of up to ten years though these are very serious charges indeed that are being looked into by the investigative committee right now i'll just put all of their life in a central moscow thank you. the iranian state approved costa reportedly saying it could take legal action against a leading a european satellite provider for cutting off its programs this comes after nineteen iranian t.v. and radio stations including the international english speaking channel press t.v. have all been taken off the air in europe that's the result of new e.u.
sanctions on tehran these latest measures are aimed at pressuring iran's government to be upfront about its so-called nuclear program and the restrictions are targeting iran's banking sector gas exports and or oil shipments to iran says the regulations will not affect the country's economy in the long run but ultimately just ends up hurting ordinary people political analyst says that western nations don't want to find a solution to this crisis the human side of your himself not just the general government has said that the sanctions are hurting civilians and people in iran day and i think this message if you look here if it goes over to the western publics and there's an urgent recovery going to keep it consistent propaganda i think the worst unfortunately is not interested in a solution they want to keep this part modeling short of war or or even the wrong with trying to get bin would have even war so i think there'd be some distance
pollutions i mean the real solution is no sanctions no war we want better luck europe is in a state of decline and you've seen a deep economic crisis i think there punching above the are we in trying to impose a solution on the iranian question europe has isn't going to be countered as a group in power after the economic crisis in the because lying. of the last forty five years and i think it is fanciful imagine that you're all in some hole be sorry see sweeney actor in trying to force iran. on our web site r.t. dot com right now in germany pays the price for going green find out why turning away from the dangers of nuclear power could be too much for government to stomach . plus the u.k. blocks the extradition of gary mckinnon to america a british man accused of hacking into the pentagon's computer network all those
details available for you online on our website. by just a few minutes a marina in the business for now though over one million jewish children two million women and three million men were killed across europe in the holocaust the israeli government does everything to ensure the world remembers the terrace of the third reich however as aussies paula slayer reports and stands accused of actually forgetting those who did survive it. a celebration of life and age dismissed by many here as offensive and misguided nearly seventy years after these women cheated death in nazi concentration camps their competing to be holocaust survivor beauty queen. whoever went through the whole cost it's in them inside we will never forget how we were put through but the younger generation it is possible we understand their roots but otherwise no one really thinks of us. every month dozens of these water victims die in loneliness and poverty forgotten by the country that was
supposed to be the promise land the fact that many of these people survived a terrible ordeal and decades of struggle for normal life that followed is pay me laugh the coolest irony is that many flocked to israel after world war two thinking they would live out their lives in safety and prosperity of course why was build this country they went through so much we have about ten years to make it right of that there won't be any survivors left alive better lives alone in hotel of apartment she spent her childhood hiding from the nazi occupation in the ukraine she and her parents were the only survivors from her family today survival is still her main worry. is that i was supposed to get help from the finance ministry ten years ago but they didn't help they give me nothing only when i fell and broke my that did i get some assistance but it wasn't easy even then to get this money i did get a little help from the germans three years ago they started giving me about four hundred
dollars a month which i now live off of. israel it seems always remembers the holocaust but tends to forget those who survived it a third of the country's holocaust survivors live in poverty with little or no help and support in two thousand and eight a state inquiry found that tel aviv failed to pass on some thirty billion dollars that had been paid to israel by germany you would think that. the holocaust will be behind them but some of them are here and are living the same horrible stories again they are alone without food. without a person in this world who takes care of them. and. it's horrible. so while some may see this is distasteful this pageant is an attempt to reach out to be estimated fifty thousand two hundred cost i was living below the poverty line the proceeds hoping fouls and to pave the way. the government doesn't do nearly
enough to help us i received a one time payment from germany for two and a half thousand euros that's it and my husband who is in the ghetto gets four hundred dollars a month for everything it's a value put on those who survived a living hell in a country supposedly cost as a result of their suffering to protect them policy r.t. . as promised a time to check in with marina at our business desk good to see you today so what is all this about a new twist in the piece that's exactly right we know that b.p. has fifty percent stake was up for grabs are waiting to see who would get that piece of slice of the cake but now we know that it's a are the russian partners all of the oil ventured seem to be who are considering selling their stake according to sky news and we have reports that claim that the companies have reportedly signed an outline agreements worth twenty billion dollars last night and they're planning to sell its oil major roles left earlier b.p.
was considering selling its stakes are also as well but they are priority for now the british call a nurse can sell or stake in the company to anyone they want as the lock in period is over which means its russian partners have lost their exclusive rights to buy it but as we just found out they might be selling it and that also security has failed to block the disclosure of documents that could shock or. between the company's top managers and russian state officials the high court in london has refused to prolong a temporary gagging order against the firm's former head of logistics b.p. says the at some ploy he has documents that are confidential and could damage the company's reputation and of course we'll be monitoring that story very closely and have more details for you next hour for now look at international markets and see what europe is doing right now when it comes to the figures were see that they are rising more optimism as there are signs that germany may use its resistance to
a spanish a bailout also we know that moody's investor service has left a spain's silver and credit rating unchanged just out of the junk status for now moving on to the russian markets even though they've minimized earlier gains they're still trying to hold on to the course of position for the my six which sled and i was because of oil prices will get to that in a second let's take a look at currencies see how they're performing they do or has been strengthened against the u.s. dollar in practice at the highest level in amman that's because of this investor services and their announcement when it comes to the ruble it's mixed against the currency fast with a quick look at oil prices there are high as level in almost a week and that's after industrial production rose in the u.s. more than expected and the u.s. of course is the biggest loser in the world now that's how business looks this hour next hour to talk see this presidential candidate from the green party jill stein and she was arrested recently in new york for trying to enter at the bait between president barack obama and mitt romney that's come out for the next year on artsy.
culture is that so much the same thing which of course he wanted. me to go but what kind of foreign policy could the world expect from a romney administration his supporters claim he would restore america's army. was the strangest attempt of a military takeover of. the us president trying to overthrow a foreign country's government but his strategic games. and america recognized its defeat. instrument if cuba managed to cope with its victory in all don't. forget odd. i leave you go but the roger. the cuban missile crisis games and reality.
my guest today is jill stein nominee for president of the united states with the green party thank you very much for joining me dr stein it's great to be with you and really really appreciate it thanks for coming i read you said you'd be the underdog candidate for the underdog voters who are these on the dock voted it's certainly most of the american public people are losing their jobs wages are declining millions have lost their home another million are in the pot.